Bid Opportunity: 4110--Ice and Water Dispenser with Machine Stand

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4110--Ice and Water Dispenser with Machine Stand

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Type:   Bid
Agency Type:   Federal
State:   Mississippi
Date Entered:   04/22/2022
Due Date:   04/28/2022
Agency:   VETERANS AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF, MS
Description:   Page 15 of 15This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared In Accordance With (IAW) the format in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) subpart 12.6, Streamlined Procedures for Evaluation and Solicitation for Commercial Items, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested, and a written solicitation document will not be issued.This solicitation is issued as an RFQ. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2022-05, dated 03/07/2022.This acquisition is a total Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business set-aside IAW FAR 19.1405.The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 333415, with a small business size standard of 1,250 employees. The PSC is 4110.The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Network Contracting Office 16 (NCO 16) located at 2002 Holcombe Boulevard (90C), Houston, TX 77030 is seeking to purchase four (4) brand-new Meridian Ice and Water Dispensers with the associated stand or an equal product.The Meridian Ice and Water Dispenser with stand listed below has been identified as meeting the minimum needs of the Government. All interested vendors shall provide Brand Name or Equal quotations for the following schedule:Line ItemDescriptionQuantityUnit of MeasureUnit PriceExtended Price0001Meridian Ice and Water Dispenser, Touchfree Part No. HID525A-14EA0002Machine Stand for HID525Part No. HST21-A4EA0003 Delivery to G.V.(Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center, Jackson MS(FOB Destination)1EATotalBRAND NAME OR EQUAL: SALIENT CHARACTERISTICSThe following are the salient characteristics that will be used to determine if other than the brand name is equal to the item that meets Government requirements:Line Item 0001 Ice and Water Dispenser, Touchfree:21.25" W x 24.38" D x 25" HIce and Water DispenserH2 nugget iceAir-cooledProduction capacity up to 500lb per 24 hours at 70?/50? (365lb AHRI certified at 90?/70?)25lb storage capacityStainless exteriorExternal air filterSpace maximizing designRemovable front panels allow ease of access and service to all key internal componentsIntuitive LED diagnostic lights reduce service timeUnit specific QR code for quick access to service manuals and warranty historyConvenient USB drive that allows for fast software updatesRemovable sink and grill provide maximum access for ease of cleaningEnergy and water efficiencyQuieter operationAgION antimicrobial protectionR-404A refrigerant115v/60/1-ph9.0 ampsNSF, cULus, CE3-year parts and labor warranty on dispenser5-year parts warranty on compressor and condenserLine Item 0002 Machine Stand for HID525:21-1/2" W x 23-3/4" D x 32" HMachine StandStainless steel constructionReversible locking door6" adjustable legsSpace saving designSteel shelf for ample storage spaceBack panel designed for easy dispenser utility1-year parts and labor warranty on all componentsThe salient characteristics identified above are intended to be descriptive, not restrictive and to indicate the quality of the supplies that will be satisfactory. It is the responsibility of the interested source to demonstrate to the Government that the interested parties can provide the supplies that fulfill the required specifications.This acquisition is allowing vendors to submit quotes for alternate items, provided those items meet all of the salient physical, functional, or performance characteristics specified by this combined synopsis-solicitation. Vendors shall enter exactly what they are quoting (including make, model and description) for the quote to be considered. The VA will evaluate 'equal' items on the basis of information furnished by the vendor or identified in the quote. The VA is not responsible for locating or obtaining any information not identified in the quote.Quote shall specify a specific delivery date or number of days ARO. No partial shipments unless specifically authorized at the time of award. Delivery of all quantities shall occur no later than 60 days After Receipt of Order (ARO) to the following location:Place of Delivery and InstallationAtt: Angela DupardG.V.(Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center Warehouse1500 E. Woodrow Wilson Drive Jackson, MS 39216-9910 Invoices shall be submitted in arrears upon acceptance of all products. Invoices shall be electronically submitted to the Tungsten website at http://www.tungsten-network.com/us/en/veterans-affairs/ Tungsten direct vendor support number is 877-489-6135 for VA contracts.The following solicitation provisions apply to this acquisition:52.252-1 SOLICITATION PROVISIONS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998)This solicitation incorporates one or more solicitation provisions by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. The offeror is cautioned that the listed provisions may include blocks that must be completed by the offeror and submitted with its quotation or offer. In lieu of submitting the full text of those provisions, the offeror may identify the provision by paragraph identifier and provide the appropriate information with its quotation or offer. Also, the full text of a solicitation provision may be accessed electronically at this/these addresses:http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html http://www.va.gov/oal/library/vaar/FARTitleDate52.204-7SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENTOct 201852.204-16COMMERCIAL AND GOVERNMENT ENTITY CODE REPORTINGAug 202052.211-6BRAND NAME OR EQUALAug 199952.212-1INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS COMMERCIAL ITEMSNov 202152.212-2EVALUATION COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS AND COMMERCIAL SERVICESNov 202152.212-3 OFFERORS REPRESENTATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS COMMERCIAL ITEMSOfferors must complete annual representations and certifications electronically via the System for Award Management (SAM) website located at https://www.sam.gov/portal in accordance with FAR 52.212-3, Offerors Representations and Certifications Commercial Items. If paragraph (j) of the provision is applicable, a written submission is required.Nov 2021Addendum to 52.212-1 INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS COMMERCIAL ITEMSThe following provisions are incorporated into 52.212-1 as an addendum to this combined synopsis/solicitation:Instructions for the Preparation of Quotes:Offeror shall provide the following documentation for the quote to be considered:A completed Price Schedule (to include pricing for all line items), located on page 1 of this document.An Authorized Distributor Letter from OEM, which shows evidence of being an authorized OEM Distributor or Reseller for the quoted products.Delivery Date of quoted products.For quoted equal items, descriptive detail and product literature that fully demonstrates product equality.(End of Addendum to 52.212-1)Addendum to 52.212-2 EVALUATION COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS AND COMMERCIAL SERVICESIn accordance with FAR 13.106-2(b)(3), the Government will evaluate quotes based on the comparative evaluation process, by comparing one quote with another in a uniform and fair manner to determine which quote provides the best value to the Government.Salient Characteristics are located within the schedule on pages 1 through 2 of this document. The salient characteristics associated with each/every item listed herein will be used as go/no-go criteria to determine technical acceptability of the equipment. Vendors offering items considered equal, shall include descriptive detail and product literature that fully demonstrates product equality. The government will evaluate only that information that is provided with the quotes; any vendor that fails to provide sufficient technical detail regarding products considered equal runs the risk of having the quote rejected. See FAR Clause 52.211-6 Brand Name or Equal for further details.The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers: Technical, Date of Delivery, and Price. The Government will issue an order to the responsible vendor whose quotation conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. Quotes will be evaluated to determine compliance with the requirements of this solicitation as follows:Factor 1 TechnicalThe quotation will be evaluated to the extent to which it can meet and/or exceed the Government s requirements as outlined in the brand name or equal combined synopsis-solicitation.Factor 2 Date of Delivery An evaluation will assess quotes depicting a firm delivery date that is most advantageous to the Government.Factor 3 PriceOfferors' price quotes will be evaluated to determine the price is fair and reasonable in accordance with FAR 13.106-3 (a). In addition, the offeror s price will be compared against competing quotes and the independent Government cost estimate. Quotations should include a proposed unit price for each line item, as well as the extended amount (unit price multiplied by quantity).The award will be made to the response most advantageous to the Government. Responses should contain your best terms, conditions.(End of Addendum to 52.212-2)The following contract clauses apply to this acquisition: 52.252-2 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998)This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es):http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html http://www.va.gov/oal/library/vaar/ FARTitleDate52.204-13SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT MAINTENANCEOct 201852.204-18COMMERCIAL AND GOVERNMENT ENTITY CODE MAINTENANCEAug 202052.212-4CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS-COMMERCIAL ITEMSNov 202152.212-5CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERSNov 202152.219-6NOTICE OF TOTAL SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDENov 202052.222-19CHILD LABOR COOPERATION WITH AUTHORITIES AND REMIDIES (DEVIATION)Jul 202052.232-33PAYMENT BY ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER-SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENTOct 201852.232-40PROVIDING ACCELERATED PAYMENTS TO SMALL BUSINESS SUBCONTRACTORSNov 2021VAAR 852.203-70 COMMERCIAL ADVERTISING (MAY 2018)The bidder or offeror agrees that if a contract is awarded to him/her, as a result of this solicitation, he/she will not advertise the award of the contract in his/her commercial advertising in such a manner as to state or imply that the Department of Veterans Affairs endorses a product, project or commercial line of endeavor.(End of Clause)VAAR 852.211-70 EQUIPMENT OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE MANUALS (NOV 2018)The Contractor shall follow standard commercial practices to furnish manual(s), handbook(s) or brochure(s) containing operation, installation, and maintenance instructions, including pictures or illustrations, schematics, and complete repair/test guides, as necessary, for technical medical equipment and devices, and/or other technical and mechanical equipment provided per all CLIN s. The manuals, handbooks or brochures shall be provided in hard copy, soft copy or with electronic access instructions, consistent with standard industry practices for the equipment or device. Where applicable, the manuals, handbooks or brochures will include electrical data and connection diagrams for all utilities. The documentation shall also contain a complete list of all replaceable parts showing part number, name, and quantity required.(End of Clause)VAAR 852.219-10 VA NOTICE OF TOTAL SERVICE-DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE (NOV 2020) (DEVIATION)(a)?Definition. For the Department of Veterans Affairs, Service-disabled Veteran-owned small business concern or SDVOSB: (1) Means a small business concern (i) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more service-disabled Veterans or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more service-disabled Veterans or eligible surviving spouses (see?VAAR 802.201, Surviving Spouse definition);(ii) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more service-disabled Veterans (or eligible surviving spouses) or, in the case of a service-disabled Veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such Veteran;(iii) The business meets Federal small business size standards for the applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code identified in the solicitation document;(iv) The business has been verified for ownership and control pursuant to 38 CFR part 74 and is listed in?VA s Vendor Information Pages (VIP) database; and(v) The business will comply with?VAAR subpart 819.70?and Small Business Administration (SBA) regulations regarding small business size and government contracting programs at 13 CFR part 121 and 125, provided that any reference therein to a service-disabled Veteran-owned small business concern (SDVO SBC), is to be construed to apply to a VA verified and VIP-listed SDVOSB unless otherwise stated in this clause.(2) Service-disabled Veteran means a Veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(2), with a disability that is service-connected, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(16).(3) The term small business concern has the meaning given that term under section 3 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 632).(4) The term small business concern owned and controlled by Veterans with service-connected disabilities has the meaning given the term small business concern owned and controlled by service-disabled Veterans under section 3(q)(2) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 632(q)(2)), except that for a VA contract the firm must be listed in the VIP database (see paragraph (a)(1)(iv) above).(b)?General.(1) Offers are solicited only from VIP-listed SDVOSBs. Offers received from entities that are not VIP-listed SDVOSBs at the time of offer shall not be considered.(2) Any award resulting from this solicitation shall be made to a VIP-listed SDVOSB who is eligible at the time of submission of offer(s) and at the time of award.(3) The requirements in this clause apply to any contract, order or subcontract where the firm receives a benefit or preference from its designation as an SDVOSB, including set-asides, sole source awards, and evaluation preferences.(c)?Representation. Pursuant to 38 U.S.C. 8127(e), only VIP-listed SDVOSBs are considered eligible to receive award of a resulting contract. By submitting an offer, the prospective contractor represents that it is an eligible SDVOSB as defined in this clause, 38 CFR part 74, and?VAAR subpart 819.70.(d) Agreement. When awarded a contract action, including orders under multiple-award contracts, an SDVOSB agrees that in the performance of the contract, the SDVOSB shall comply with requirements in?VAAR subpart 819.70?and SBA regulations on small business size and government contracting programs at 13 CFR part 121 and part 125, including the non-manufacturer rule and limitations on subcontracting requirements in 13 CFR 121.406(b) and 125.6. Unless otherwise stated in this clause, a requirement in 13 CFR part 121 and 125 that applies to an SDVO SBC, is to be construed to also apply to a VIP-listed SDVOSB. For the purpose of limitations on subcontracting, only VIP-listed SDVOSBs (including independent contractors) shall be considered eligible and/or similarly situated (i.e., a firm that has the same small business program status as the prime contractor). An otherwise eligible firm further agrees to the following:(1)?Services. In the case of a contract for services (except construction), it will not pay more than 50% of the amount paid by the government to it to firms that are not VIP- listed SDVOSBs.(2)?Supplies or products.(i) In the case of a contract for supplies or products (other than from a non- manufacturer of such supplies), it will not pay more than 50% of the amount paid by the government to it to firms that are not VIP-listed SDVOSBs.(ii) In the case of a contract for supplies from a non-manufacturer, it will supply the product of a domestic small business manufacturer or processor, unless a waiver as described in 13 CFR 121.406(b)(5) has been granted.(3)?General construction. In the case of a contract for general construction, it will not pay more than 85% of the amount paid by the government to it to firms that are not VIP-listed SDVOSBs.(4)?Special trade construction contractors. In the case of a contract for special trade contractors, no more than 75% of the amount paid by the government to the prime may be paid to firms that are not VIP-listed SDVOSBs.(5)?Subcontracting. An SDVOSB must meet the NAICS size standard assigned by the prime contractor and be listed in VIP to count as similarly situated. Any work that a first tier VIP-listed SDVOSB subcontractor further subcontracts will count towards the percent of subcontract amount that cannot be exceeded. For contracts referenced in (d)(2), (3), and (4) the cost of materials is excluded and are not considered to be subcontracted. When a contract includes both services and supplies, the 50 percent limitation shall apply only to the service portion of the contract. Other direct costs may be excluded to the extent they are not the principal purpose of the acquisition and small businesses do not provide them. For additional information and more specific requirements on the limitations on subcontracting, refer to 13 CFR 125.6.(e)?Required limitations on subcontracting compliance measurement period. An SDVOSB shall comply with the limitations on subcontracting as follows:[Contracting Officer check as appropriate.]_____By the end of the base term of the contract or order, and then by the end of each subsequent option period; or_____By the end of the performance period for each order issued under the contract.(f)?Joint ventures. A joint venture may be considered eligible as an SDVOSB if the joint venture is listed in VIP and complies with the requirements in 13 CFR 125.18(b), provided that any requirement therein that applies to an SDVO SBC is to be construed to apply to a VIP-listed SDVOSB. A joint venture agrees that, in the performance of the contract, the applicable percentage specified in paragraph (d) of this clause will be performed by the aggregate of the joint venture participants.(g)?Precedence. Any inconsistencies between the requirements of the SBA Program for SDVO SBCs, and the VA Veterans First Contracting Program, as defined in?VAAR subpart 819.70?and this clause, the VA Veterans First Contracting Program takes precedence.(h)?Misrepresentation. Pursuant to 38 USC 8127(g), any business concern, including all its principals, that is determined by VA to have willfully and intentionally misrepresented a company s SDVOSB status is subject to debarment from contracting with the Department for a period of not less than five years (see?VAAR 809.406, Debarment).(End of Clause)VAAR 852.219-78 VA NOTICE OF LIMITATIONS ON SUBCONTRACTING CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE FOR SUPPLIES AND PRODUCTS (SEP 2021) (DEVIATION)(a) Pursuant to 38 U.S.C. 8127(k)(2), the offeror certifies that (1) If awarded a contract (see?FAR 2.101?definition), it will comply with the limitations on subcontracting requirement as provided in the solicitation and the resultant contract, as follows: [Offeror check the appropriate box](i) [ ] In the case of a contract for supplies or products (other than from a non-manufacturer of such supplies), it will not pay more than 50% of the amount paid by the government to it to firms that are not VIP- listed SDVOSBs as set forth in?852.219-10?or VOSBs as set forth in?852.219-11. Any work that a similarly situated VIP-listed subcontractor further subcontracts will count towards the 50% subcontract amount that cannot be exceeded. Cost of materials are excluded and not considered to be subcontracted.(ii) [ ] In the case of a contract for supplies from a nonmanufacturer, it will supply the product of a domestic small business manufacturer or processor, unless a waiver as described in 13 CFR 121.406(b)(5) is granted. The offeror understands that, as provided in 13 CFR 121.406(b)(7), such a waiver has no effect on requirements external to the Small Business Act, such as the Buy American Act or the Trade Agreements Act.(2) Manufacturer or nonmanufacturer representation and certification. [Offeror fill-in check each applicable box below. The offeror must select the applicable provision below, identifying itself as either a manufacturer or nonmanufacturer]:(i) [ ] Manufacturer or producer. The offeror certifies that it is the manufacturer or producer of the end item being procured, and the end item is manufactured or produced in the United States, in accordance with paragraph (a)(1)(i).(ii) [ ] Nonmanufacturer. The offeror certifies that it qualifies as a nonmanufacturer in accordance with the requirements of 13 CFR 121.406(b) and paragraph (a)(1)(ii). The offeror further certifies it meets each element below as required to qualify as a nonmanufacturer. [Offeror fill-in check each box below.][ ] The offeror certifies that it does not exceed 500 employees (or 150 employees for the Information Technology Value Added Reseller exception to NAICS code 541519, which is found at 13 CFR 121.201, footnote 18).[ ] The offeror certifies that it is primarily engaged in the retail or wholesale trade and normally sells the type of item being supplied.[ ] The offeror certifies that it will take ownership or possession of the item(s) with its personnel, equipment, or facilities in a manner consistent with industry practice.(iii) [ T he offeror certifies that it will supply the end item of a small business manufacturer, processor, or producer made in the United States, unless a waiver as provided in 13 CFR 121.406(b)(5) has been issued by SBA. [Contracting Officer fill-in or removal (see 13 CFR 121.1205). This requirement must be included for a single end item. However, if SBA has issued an applicable waiver of the nonmanufacturer rule for the end item, this requirement must be removed in the final solicitation or contract.]or [Contracting Officer tailor clause to remove one or other block under subparagraph (iii).][ ] If this is a multiple item acquisition, the offeror certifies that at least 50% of the estimated contract value is composed of items that are manufactured by small business concerns. [Contracting Officer fill-in or removal. See 13 CFR 121.406(d) for multiple end items. If SBA has issued an applicable nonmanufacturer rule waiver, this requirement must be removed in the final solicitation or contract.](3) The offeror acknowledges that this certification concerns a matter within the jurisdiction of an Agency of the United States. The offeror further acknowledges that this certification is subject to Title 18, United States Code, Section 1001, and, as such, a false, fictitious, or fraudulent certification may render the offeror subject to criminal, civil, or administrative penalties, including prosecution.(4) If VA determines that an SDVOSB/VOSB awarded a contract pursuant to 38 U.S.C. 8127 did not act in good faith, such SDVOSB/VOSB shall be subject to any or all of the following:(i) Referral to the VA Suspension and Debarment Committee;(ii) A fine under section 16(g)(1) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 645(g)(1)); and(iii) Prosecution for violating section 1001 of title 18.(b) The offeror represents and understands that by submission of its offer and award of a contract it may be required to provide copies of documents or records to VA that VA may review to determine whether the offeror complied with the limitations on subcontracting requirement specified in the contract or to determine whether the offeror qualifies as a manufacturer or nonmanufacturer in compliance with the limitations on subcontracting requirement. Contracting Officer may, at their discretion, require the Contractor to demonstrate its compliance with the limitations on subcontracting at any time during performance and upon completion of a contract if the information regarding such compliance is not already available to the Contracting Officer. Evidence of compliance includes, but is not limited to, invoices, copies of subcontracts, or a list of the value of tasks performed.(c) The offeror further agrees to cooperate fully and make available any documents or records as may be required to enable VA to determine compliance. The offeror understands that failure to provide documents as requested by VA may result in remedial action as the Government deems appropriate.(d) Offeror completed certification/fill-in required. The formal certification must be completed, signed, and returned with the offeror s bid, quotation, or proposal. The Government will not consider offers for award from offerors that do not provide the certification, and all such responses will be deemed ineligible for evaluation and award.Certification:I hereby certify that if awarded the contract, [insert name of offeror] qualifies as a manufacturer or nonmanufacturer as stated herein and that if awarded the contract, [insert name of offeror] will comply with the limitations on subcontracting requirement specified in the resultant contract, unless a waiver as described in 13 CFR 121.406(b)(5) is granted. I further certify that I am authorized to execute this certification on behalf of [insert name of offeror].Printed Name of Signee: _________________________________Printed Title of Signee: ________________________________Signature: ______________________________________________Date: ___________________________________________________Company Name and Address: ________________________________________________________________________________________(End of clause)VAAR 852.232-72 ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF PAYMENT REQUESTS (NOV 2018)Definitions. As used in this clause (1) Contract financing payment has the meaning given in FAR 32.001.(2) Designated agency office has the meaning given in 5 CFR 1315.2(m).(3) Electronic form means an automated system transmitting information electronically according to the Accepted electronic data transmission methods and formats identified in paragraph (c) of this clause. Facsimile, email, and scanned documents are not acceptable electronic forms for submission of payment requests.(4) Invoice payment has the meaning given in FAR 32.001.(5) Payment request means any request for contract financing payment or invoice payment submitted by the contractor under this contract.Electronic payment requests. Except as provided in paragraph (e) of this clause, the contractor shall submit payment requests in electronic form. Purchases paid with a Government-wide commercial purchase card are considered to be an electronic transaction for purposes of this rule, and therefore no additional electronic invoice submission is required.Data transmission. A contractor must ensure that the data transmission method and format are through one of the following:VA s Electronic Invoice Presentment and Payment System. (See Web site at http://www.fsc.va.gov/einvoice.asp.)Any system that conforms to the X12 electronic data interchange (EDI) formats established by the Accredited Standards Center (ASC) and chartered by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The X12 EDI Web site (http://www.x12.org) includes additional information on EDI 810 and 811 formats.Invoice requirements. Invoices shall comply with FAR 32.905.Exceptions. If, based on one of the circumstances below, the contracting officer directs that payment requests be made by mail, the contractor shall submit payment requests by mail through the United States Postal Service to the designated agency office. Submission of payment requests by mail may be required for:Awards made to foreign vendors for work performed outside the United States; Classified contracts or purchases when electronic submission and processing of payment requests could compromise the safeguarding of classified or privacy information;Contracts awarded by contracting officers in the conduct of emergency operations, such as responses to national emergencies;Solicitations or contracts in which the designated agency office is a VA entity other than the VA Financial Services Center in Austin, Texas; orSolicitations or contracts in which the VA designated agency office does not have electronic invoicing capability as described above.(End of Clause)VAAR 852.246-71 REJECTED GOODS (OCT 2018)Supplies and equipment. Rejected goods will be held subject to Contractor s order for not more than 15 days, after which the rejected merchandise will be returned to the Contractor's address at the Contractor s risk and expense. Expenses incident to the examination and testing of materials or supplies that have been rejected will be charged to the Contractor.Perishable supplies. The Contractor shall remove rejected perishable supplies within 48 hours after notice of rejection. Supplies determined to be unfit for human consumption will not be removed without permission of the local health authorities. Supplies not removed within the allowed time may be destroyed. The Department of Veterans Affairs will not be responsible for, nor pay for, products rejected. The Contractor will be liable for costs incident to examination of rejected products.(End of Clause)The following subparagraphs of FAR 52.212-5 are applicable:FARTitleDate52.204-10REPORTING EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION AND FIRST-TIER SUBCONTRACT AWARDSJun 202052.209-6PROTECTING THE GOVERNMENT'S INTEREST WHEN SUBCONTRACTING WITH CONTRACTORS DEBARRED, SUSPENDED, OR PROPOSED FOR DEBARMENTNov 202152.222-3CONVICT LABORJun 200352.222-21PROHIBITION OF SEGREGATED FACILITIESApr 201552.222-26EQUAL OPPORTUNITYSep 201652.222-36EQUAL OPPORTUNITY FOR WORKERS WITH DISABILITIESJun 202052.222-50COMBATING TRAFFICKING IN PERSONSNov 202152.223-18ENCOURAGING CONTRACTOR POLICIES TO BAN TEXT MESSAGING WHILE DRIVINGJun 202052.225-1BUY AMERICAN-SUPPLIES (41 U.S.C. CHAPTER 83)Jan 202152.225-3BUY AMERICAN-FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS-ISRAELI TRADE ACTNov 202152.225-13RESTRICTIONS ON CERTAIN FOREIGN PURCHASESFeb 2021This procurement is for new items only; no remanufactured or "gray market" items will be acceptable. Gray market items are Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) goods sold through unauthorized channels in direct competition with authorized distributors. Vendor shall be an OEM, authorized dealer, authorized distributor, or authorized reseller for the proposed equipment, verified by an authorization letter or other documents from the OEM, such that the OEM s warranty and service are provided and maintained by the OEM. All warranty and service associated with the equipment shall be in accordance with the OEM terms and conditions.To facilitate the award process, all quotes must include a statement regarding the terms and conditions herein as follows:"The terms and conditions in the solicitation are acceptable to be included in the award document without modification, deletion, or addition."OR"The terms and conditions in the solicitation are acceptable to be included in the award document with the exception, deletion, or addition of the following:"Quoters shall list exception(s) and rationale for the exception(s), if any.All questions must be received in writing on or before April 26, 2022 at 2:00 PM CST. No phone inquiries will be accepted. All questions, comments, and requests for information regarding this acquisition shall be sent by email and cite the combined synopsis-solicitation number (36C25622Q0730) in the subject line. Government reserves the discretion not to respond to any inquiries submitted after April 26, 2022 at 2:00 PM CST. All responses to questions will be incorporated into a written amendment.All quotes shall be sent electronically via email to Marcos Madrazo-Jones at marcos.madrazo-jones@va.gov. Quotations shall be received no later than 4:00 PM Central Standard Time (CST), Thursday, April 28, 2022.Late submissions shall be treated in accordance with the solicitation provision at FAR 52.212-1(f). Any questions or concerns regarding this combined synopsis-solicitation should be forwarded in writing via e-mail to the Point of Contact listed below. Point of ContactMarcos Madrazo-Jones, Contract Specialist, (713) 791-1414 x22136 or marcos.madrazo-jones@va.gov.
256-NETWORK CONTRACT OFFICE 16 (36C256) Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center 39157 715 SOUTH PEAR ORCHARD RD., PLAZA 1 RIDGELAND MS 39157 Marcos Madrazo-Jones, Contract Specialist, Phone (713) 791-1414 x22136, Email marcos.madrazo-jones@va.gov
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